Published: 2021-05-08 19:04
Last Updated: 2021-06-16 09:34
Saturday, the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced that the EU sealed a new deal to purchase approximately 1.8 billion doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Von der Leyen tweeted "Happy to announce that @EU_Commission has just approved a contract for guaranteed 900 million doses (+900 million options) with @BioNTech_Group @Pfizer for 2021-2023. Other contracts and other vaccine technologies will follow."
In another tweet she explained "By securing up to 1.8 billion doses under a new contract with @BioNTech_Group @Pfizer, we are reinforcing our preparedness for the years to come. And Europe will remain open. We will continue exporting vaccines, because vaccination is the lasting way out of this global pandemic."